This document is loosely based upon the documentation found in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt. Before I say anything else, I would like to thank the people who took the time to write that document. People who read both documents will find that this document has borrowed some structure from it.
I would like to acknowledge the work done by all the people working on the networking stack and the timeconsuming job they are putting into the Linux operating system. I hope I can give something back by writing this, and other documents, to the community and by giving the coders a little relief by maintaining documentation for what they have written.
I would also like to acknowledge Fabrice Marie for the wonderful help and support with documentation standards and giving me a nudge in the right direction when there is something I did not get to work. Also, a huge thanks to all of the people at the netfilter mailing list for helping out with problems and questions, and the linuxsecurity people for listening to all of my rants and waiting for all of my excuses for not getting things published in time.
In other words, a huge thanks to everyone for helping me out when I have problems and questions.